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Bong Joon-Ho - Overview

Date of Birth: N/A    
Place of Birth: Daegu, South Korea
Nationality: South Korea
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One of South Korea's most acclaimed 21st century film-makers, writer, producer and director Bong Joon-ho broke box-office records in his homeland with crime drama "Memories of Murder" (2003) and monster movie "The Host" (2006) before making his mark on English-language cinema with the spectacular sci-fi fantasy "Snowpiercer" (2013). Born in Daegu, South Korea in 1969, Bong grew up in an artistic family where he immersed himself in the films of Edward Yang, Hou Hsiao-hsien and Shohei Imamura and after studying for a sociology degree at Yonsei University, attended a two-year course at the Korean Academy of Film Arts. Following his graduation, he received a screenplay credit on the omnibus film "Seven Reasons Why Beer Is Better Than A Lover" (1996), served as assistant director on the intimate four-part drama "Motel Cactus" (1997) and co-wrote action thriller "Phantom: The Submarine" (1999). Having previously honed his craft on short films "White Man" (1994), "Memories In My Frame" (1994) and "Ji-ri-myeol-lyeol" (1994), Bong eventually made his feature-length directo... Read More
2013
Makes English-language debut with "Snowpiercer."
2006
"The Host" becomes highest-grossing South Korean film of all time.


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